Alongside our Housing Collaborative Action Network (CAN) of cross-sector partners, we’re keeping residents housed, while radically transforming the way affordable housing is envisioned, planned, resourced, and built in our region. We achieve impact by following the strategies determined through CAN and community input laid out in two-year action plans.
The Coachella Valley has a higher share of rent-burdened and severely rent-burdened households than Riverside County, the state of California, and the United States. Riverside County has one of the nation’s most severe rental housing shortages for extremely low-income households. The Housing CAN is committed to producing 10,000 affordable housing units by 2028 and reducing rent-burdened households by 30 percent over the next 10 years. From spurring affordable housing development and advocating for change at the local, state, and federal levels to providing education for leaders and resources for residents, our Lift to Rise 2022-24 Action Plan is driving us toward the Coachella Valley our community deserves.
By 2024, at least 5,000 units will be completed, under construction, or within six months of construction with 2,000 of those units connected to Early Care and Education (ECE) and a health plan. And we will also have developed a plan to reduce evictions and foreclosures in the region.
Identify 3,000 units/year that meet the criteria for the Affordable Housing Pipeline Portal and move at least 50% of Pipeline Portal projects to development.
Advocate for changes in local, state, and federal regulations to support affordable housing programs and production in our region and receive prohousing designation for all nine Coachella Valley cities.
Grow We Lift: The Coachella Valley’s Housing Catalyst Fund’s lending pool to more than $60 million, leveraging public and private capital.
Educate and activate resident leaders, partners, and public officials to advocate for affordable housing in our communities.
Create a housing stability resource center to prevent evictions and foreclosures.
“A lot of us young folks that grew up here have love and passion for our community. It’s the community that raised me. We have the power to see the change we want to see. Housing is one key way to create equitable, sustainable communities.”
— Patricia Leal-Gutierrez, a Mecca and North Shore native currently serving as an environmental and racial justice advocate with Advancement Project CA
Collaborative Action Network (CANs) engage residents and community leaders in both the public and private sector who share our vision for a Coachella Valley where all families are healthy, stable, and thriving. Together, our Housing and Economic Mobility CANs identify areas of impact and build actionable solutions. We lift, so that everyone can rise.
We depend on community action, engagement, and involvement to meet our Action Plan goals. Learn how you can support your neighbors today!